Palakkad : Palakkad A 27-year-old youth was thrashed to death by a mob for stealing a bike at 1 am on Friday. The deceased has been identified as Rafiq, a resident of Malampuzha Kadukkamkunnam. Initial reports said that one of the members of a group, who had come to the bar, parked his bike in front of the bar, but when they came out of the bar they found that the bike was missing.

After scanning the CCTV footage, a youth was found in it and questioned him. However, the grilling by the mob turned violent and the youth was thrashed to death, police said. The police fear more people to be involved in this violence. Police is examining the CCTV footage. Meanwhile, Rafiq’s body was kept in the mortuary of the district hospital.